Paje beach is about as close to a tropical island paradise as you can get. Sitting next to the Indian Ocean on the east coast of of Zanzibar it is a perfect place to chill out, laze on the beach, snorkel, fish or enjoy the local cuisine in one of several bars and restaurants close by. Zanzibar Stone Town is a world heritage city with winding alleys, bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses and is easily reached by car or local bus.
Other excursions include Jozani National Park, Spice Tours and Dolphin watching. The accommodation is a charming thatched bungalow in the beautiful garden of a private house. The owner's local sailing boat can be made available for snorkelling or fishing trips.
Contact the owner for further details on the property.
These are some panoramas of the bungalow.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Paje Beach 200 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Zanzibar Town 30 km, Nearest railway: N/a|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The bungalow is in a beautiful walled garden shared with the owner's private house. There is a veranda and a separate sun lounger patio and use of a swimming pool. Paje Beach is about 5 minutes walk away as are several attractive beach restaurants and local bars. Paje village is a short walk away and food shopping, local buses and car hire are all available in the village. The local language is Swahili but most people speak English.
Zanzibar is an exotic tropical island, set in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles off the coast of Tanzania. It has a fascinating history based on trade in spices and slaves and an exotic mixture of Arab, Indian and Swahili cultures. Zanzibar Stone Town is a world heritage site. The climate is hot all the year round with an average temperature of 25-30 degrees C, there are two rainy seasons, one in April/May and the other in November. The island offers many places to visit including local fishing villages, forests, spice tours, historic sites and abundant snorkelling, fishing and diving. Zanzibar is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world with abundant marine life, good visibility and a water temperature of about 27degrees C all year round .
Paje has one of the best beaches in Zanzibar with palm lined, white powder sand and a tropical lagoon enclosed by a coral reef about a kilometre away. You can walk to the reef and you will see local spear fishermen hunting squid, octopus and brightly coloured reef fish. There are no sea urchins and no strong currents at high tide. The beach is gently sloping so it is perfect for swimming for up to twelve hours each day. There are some local hotels along the beach serving food, cocktails, beers, freshly squeezed juice etc all day long. The rare red colobus monkey as well as the tropical and mangrove forests canbe seen at Jozani National Park, only 10 minutes away. Google Paje and see what you find.